Books: Anything by Edgar Allan Poe
Destinations: Boston, Richmond VA, Philadelphia, Bronx and Baltimore.
If you hurry, you might still be able to take a road trip to Poe Places during the 200th anniversary month of his birth. He was born January 21, so your humble blogger has fallen behind in talking about Poe. And come to think of it, his books and poetry did not rely so much on those cities he lived in. But I happen to like Poe, so recommend you pour a glass of sherry, turn off most of the lights and dust the cobwebs off your Poe library. He just may be one of the most underrated American writers.
Have you visited the Poe House in Philadelphia? The Poe Museum in Richmond? The gravesite in Baltimore? What is your favorite Poe tale?